Lisa Gray the darling of left-leaning AZ Republic*
As those of you who are elected precinct committeemen are aware, the Statutory Meeting of the Maricopa County Republican Committee is this Saturday, January 12. It is at this internal party election that Maricopa County GOP officers will be elected. Nearly 3,300 precinct committeemen will be attending this meeting in person or by proxy.
This election will determine the direction and leadership of the fourth most populous county in the United States.
Last month we posted Lisa Gray’s MC GOP chair electability tainted by Tobin? We are reposting it since the facts are worth reviewing in advance of tomorrow’s crucial election. Of primary importance is the fact that establishment water-carrier Lisa Gray, married to the AZ House majority whip, cannot be impartial in the county leadership role she seeks. She has repeatedly demonstrated her allegiance to special interests over those of the county and state.
Lisa Gray’s conflict of interest with regard to House Speaker Andy Tobin and his connections to union support necessitates this review. We encourage our readers to review the links included in today’s post in order to get what Paul Harvey termed “The rest of the story.”
In November, we covered this resolution of censure directed at Speaker Tobin and Senate President Steve Pierce for their overt support of, and providing funding to, candidates running in opposition to conservatives in the 2012 Primary election. “Be it resolved that due to their lack of support of key Republican principles by withholding key legislation and the misuse of the Republican Victory Fund, the Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) does not support the reelection of Andy Tobin as Speaker of the House or Steve Pierce as Senate President.”
The measure passed with unprecedented strong action against Tobin and Pierce, by a 23 – 5 vote. It was shocking to those in attendance that both Lisa Gray and Rene Lopez (now running for County Chair and Second Vice Chair, respectively) voted against the resolution.
Shades of Gray? Yes. We can do much better than ceding county leadership back to the establishment. Conservative endorsements are rolling in for A. J. LaFaro and his team of officers, April Riggins (First Vice Chair), Jose Borrajero (Second Vice Chair), Jeni White (Secretary) and David Ludwig (Treasurer). View their impressive list of endorsers here.
Seeing Red AZ stands in strong support of A. J. LaFaro and his team of conservative, Constitutional Platform Republicans. Check out their website here. Join JD Hayworth, current chairman Rob Haney, and conservatives countywide who have endorsed “Team LaFaro” for Maricopa County GOP Leadership.
When the Arizona Republic’s Laurie Roberts sings the praises of Lisa Gray,* that tells us all we need to know.